Worth just using a di only for first floor windows in hard water area?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    I live in Bournemouth and it's a very hard water area so obviously an RO would make sense if i get into th?is game seriously. But at the moment I am just doing bungalows. If I start on houses and use a DI just for the 1st floor and do trad on the ground floor is it worth it?

    I was thinking of this because I live in shared house and a cheap RO would give out a lot of waste water and not sure the landlord would approve! With a DI ( I was recommended two 11 litre resin vessels) I could try it and then if I move onto an RO I would already have the DIs which I would need anyway? I could also just keep all my equipment in the back of my car as well.
     
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  2. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Yes as you got entry in WFP & can do extra work like awkward windows & easier cleaning of gutters/conservatories
     
  3. J D

    J D Well-Known Member
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    Put it this way Slippy! Doing it that way for now could save your life! If your using a ladder until you get sorted with an R.O then you could fall from height and any ideas of a wfp business is gone! Good luck
     
  4. daveyboy

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    Nothing wrong with using a ladder (safely)
     
  5. Smurf

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    I use ladders quite a bit for gutters etc but would rather wfp outside windows than trad them now
     
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    I wouldn't use ladders if my name was slippy[​IMG]
     
  7. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    If get a couple of DI canistors, will customers be ok if I use their taps and hosepipes? Or will I need to take my own tap water on a trolley?
     
  8. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    That is going to be cumbersome & potentially problematic with some customers. You would be better off at minimum having saying three 25L drums filled with pure water made at home through the DIs & refill a Backpack for the top windows.
    Ensure you waterproof areas of your car where you'd store the water.
     
  9. J D

    J D Well-Known Member
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    You'll not fully realise until you go wfp Davey that a ladder is a last resort and can never be used safely! It can be made safer by use of an ankalad stabiliser but it just takes a slip or a gust of wind and your history!
     
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    #10 Smurf, Aug 18, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
    Now you tell me J D :D

    I've been a rather naughty boy today then :rofl:

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    Mind you I did use me wfp aswell :)
     
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